Professional background

Peter Chiodini graduated from King’s College London with first class honours in zoology and gained his PhD in parasitology at the Wellcome Research Laboratories. He then studied medicine in London before undergoing specialist training in communicable diseases in Birmingham.

He is consultant parasitologist at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and director of the Public Health England (PHE) Malaria Reference Laboratory and the PHE National Parasitology Reference Laboratory.

Professor Chiodini organises the UK National External Quality Assessment Schemes for Parasitology, is a member of the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens, the PHE Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention in Travellers and advises the National Blood Service on the prevention of transfusion-transmitted parasitic infections.

He was Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Glasgow (2009 to 2012). He is also a practising clinician at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, with special interests in malaria and hydatid disease.

Research interests

  • Parasitology
  • Tropical medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • New diagnostic methods for parasitic infections
  • Malaria
  • Chagas disease
  • Hydatid disease